Ubuntu is now on the Windows 10 app store. Following SUSE Linux, Ubuntu is making its way to the Windows Store. Windows Insiders running Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16190 or newer can install Ubuntu from the Windows Store on their Windows 10 PC today.

Installing Ubuntu will allow you to use the Ubuntu Terminal and the other utilities that are packed in the system, including things like Bash, Git, and all the other cool stuff.Here is the store description:Ubuntu on Windows allows one to use Ubuntu Terminal and run Ubuntu command line utilities including bash, ssh, git, apt and many more.To use this feature, one first needs to use “Turn Windows features on or off” and select “Windows Subsystem for Linux”, click OK, reboot, and use this app.The above step can also be performed using Administrator PowerShell prompt:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-LinuxAfter

Users will be able to run Linux and Windows apps on their PC without needing to dual-boot both. While Release Preview users can’t take full advantage of the Ubuntu app until the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming later in the year, those in the Windows Insider program should be able to play with it at full capacity.

Here are some of the benefits of downloading Ubuntu from the Windows Store:

  • Faster & more reliable downloads: The Windows Store employs a sophisticated block-based download mechanism that minimizes the size of apps being downloaded, resulting in faster and more reliable downloads
  • Install distros side-by-side: WSL has been enhanced to support the installation of multiple distro’s alongside one another
  • Run multiple distro’s simultaneously: Not only can you install distro’s side-by-side, but you can now run more than one distro simultaneously
Developer: Canonical Group Limited
Price: Free
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